India's Chief of Naval Staff to visit United States

08:33, September 16, 2010      

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The Chief of Naval Staff of India will be on a 10-day visit to the United States from Thursday, local media reported Wednesday.

On the invitation of the U.S. Navy, Admiral Nirmal Verma will visit to the United States to strengthen the naval relation of the two countries, Press Trust of India reported, citing an Indian Navy spokesperson.

During his visit in the U.S. capital of Washington, Verma will meet some high-level officials of the Pentagon, including Secretary of Defense Robert Gates and his counterpart of the U.S. Navy, said the spokesperson.

He will visit some naval bases on the western and eastern coasts of the United States, according to the spokesperson.

Before reaching the U.S. continent, the Indian admiral will first visit the headquarters of the U.S. Pacific Command in Hawaii, where he will meet the Pacific Command Chief Admiral Robert Willard, and talk about the security issues in the Asian-Pacific region, said the spokesperson.

Source: Xinhua

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